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The Government, UN and partners discuss response to the flood emergency

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C55A7912The Government, UN and partners discuss response to the flood emergency (c) UN Viet Nam\2016\Truong Viet Hung

Ha Noi, 30th December – Today, at the Green One UN House, the Government of Viet Nam and the United Nations have co-convened a meeting to discuss the recent floods in Central Viet Nam. Floods have affected this part of the country more than five times over the past three months and devastated numerous lives and livelihoods.

C55A7968Mr. Youssouf Abdel-Jelil – UN Viet Nam Resident Coordinator a.i. delivered an opening remark at the CCNDPC-UN-partner meeting on the flood emergency (c) UN Viet Nam\2016\Truong Viet HungAt the meeting the Government has briefed humanitarian partners about the immediate response and priorities for recovery. Inter-agency assessment teams, led by the UN, also shared the findings from their field missions to Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh. Government, UN and partners agreed on most urgent needs such as seeds, livestock breeds, environmental clean-up and sanitation, health and public safety, shelter support and more effective early warning. They also agreed to step up investments in building long term resilience to disasters and climate change.

C55A7962Excellency Mr. Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Chair of the Central Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development delivered remark at the meeting. (c) UN Viet Nam\2016\Truong Viet Hung

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Opening remarks by Mr. Youssouf Abdel-Jelil – UN Viet Nam Resident Coordinator a.i. at the CCNDPC-UN-partner meeting on the flood emergency






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